A Cinnamon Applesauce Cake with Penuche Frosting recipe is a dessert that, for me, really hearkens back to my childhood when we would make penuche whenever we really wanted some fudge (but of course, we did not have the skill to make it, and our mother oddly refused to make it daily). So this penuche frosting recipe is a particular favorite for me. And of course, any cinnamon applesauce cake recipe is bound to be good. The flavors of apple and cinnamon seem to be among the best dessert combinations you could make. Of course, it can also be used to create great savor chutneys, as cinnamon applesauce is fabulous to serve next to pork chops, pork tenderloin, and, well, any dish of pork, really.
In any event, this cake recipe includes some great ingredients, such as the applesauce. This applesauce cake recipe does not recommend that you make your own applesauce, but you could, if you were in the mood. And you could then make your applesauce loaded with the skins, an important part of the apple in terms of nutritional value. Keeping the skin on the apple means that you are adding great fiber in to the dish, and in our fiber free foods here in North America, that is a nutrient we really need to eat more of.
The other thing that is great about this cake recipe is the list of fabulous seasonings. This cake has the usual cinnamon, but then the recipe gets bumped up a notch with the surprise addition of nutmeg. The recipe does not stop there, though, but goes on to also include cloves, a fantastic flavor that is subtle, and smooths out the overall flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg. This cake has lots of big taste that will really complement the applesauce in it. Buttermilk will add plenty of tang and tingle, too, as well as ensure great moistness in the cake and a terrific rise. You can hope to expect a flavorful and tender result from this made from scratch recipe.
The penuche frosting recipe could just be the coup de grace for this pretty cake, made with brown sugar and cream. This cinnamon applesauce cake recipe is to die for, and it is still easy to put together. Make it in the mixer and be sure to blend well at every stage to ensure an airy and light, wonderfully creamy result. Together, this spicy little cake and rich, sweet and creamy icing will be a great snacking cake that the entire family will like. It has enough great ingredients that contribute good nutrients and little enough sugar that you can also serve it for snacks as well as dinner. Enjoy this cake soon.
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